UNITED NATIONS Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari Thursday defended the former high minister Imran Khan’s Russia visit, saying it’s illegal to discipline Pakistan for this” innocent action”.
The foreign minister made these reflections during a press conference at the UN Headquarters after the conclusion of a two- day visit. Bilawal Bhutto was invited by Secretary of State Antony Blinken to attend an transnational food security meeting.
The top Pakistani diplomat was asked about the February 24 visit of the former premier — the day Russia launched the descent in Ukraine — and how the new government was going to “ amend the miscalculations” of its forerunners.
Bilawal said “ As far as the former PM’s trip to Russia (is concerned), I would absolutely defend him.” He added “ (The) Pakistani PM conducted that trip as part of his foreign policy”.
The foreign minister said that no bone knew that there would have been a Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Of course, Pakistan is absolutely clear as far as it comes to the principles of the UN of non-use of force and we stand by these principles,” he said.
The FM went on to say that Pakistan isn’t a part of any conflict and no way wishes to be. “We’ll continue to emphasis the significance of peace, dialogue and tactfulness to resolve this conflict as soon as possible,” he said.
“ We’ll clearly not take the side of any raider within this environment,” said Bilawal, adding that Pakistan has its problems and has witnessed a decade of conflicts in Afghanistan.
The FM said Pakistan is now tired of this war as it has offered its children, leadership, men and women.” Thus, we suppose that through using tools of dialogue and tactfulness we can break numerous problems”.
Slams Imran Khan
In response to a question about the former premier, FM Bilawal abused Imran Khan over his”undemocratic and unconstitutional politics”.
“Imran Khan isn’t doing popular, administrative and indigenous politics, still, he’s heading towards politics of unreasonableness,” said Bilawal.
He said it’s the Opposition’s right to protest, but Imran Khan is levelling false allegations against political rivals and institutions.
“ Thus, Imran Khan should play the part of a responsible Opposition member, else he’ll have to ( give) answer (s),” said Bilawal, adding that those involved in the crime of bringing Imran Khan to power will have give answer too.
Bilawal said that the new government of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif should be given a chance to break the country’s issues.
“We need to find out the result to issues while working together with every stakeholder and party, “he said. read more